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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
, mitt romney and president obama hit the same state for the third day in a row. today it's virginia. the president will speak at a rally at a virginia beach am amphitheater. as we told you yesterday, virginia is likely to be this year's florida or ohio. the state where returns will mostly resemble the national number. if you want to know how important virginia is to both campaigns, look at where they are buying their tv ads. four of the top ten most saturated tv markets in the country this week are all in virginia. roanoke lynchburg market, and now washington d.c. which of course reaches into northern virginia. three more of the top ten are in ohio. the president leads by five to eight points. today the romney campaign will focus on local issues hitting the president on defense cuts. it's clear the 47% issue is a drag on romney's campaign. he went out of his way at every stop yesterday to show a more compassionate side. >> i've been across this country. i think the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people in america but i know how to help the people of am
FOX
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, virginia, has about 4,500 customers in the dark. bge reports nearly 3,000 outages. the majority of those are in anne arundel county. those storms brought down trees and power lines in bethesda. wires fell about 1:30 this afternoon. the neighbors there say they saw the wires on fire after a tree fell. a car was damaged there but nobody was injured. >>> a whole lot of rain fell quickly causing flooding in frederick. roads turned into rivers during the height of the storm. some kids got stuck walking in water up to their knees. some parts of frederick saw between two and four inches of rain. on days like these, people live in the bloomingdale neighborhood in d.c. aren't taking any chances. they're doing anything they can to prevent flooding. a problem they've had to deal with several times already this year. jackie benson has more on how residents are trying to keep things dry and when a real solution to the problem might be ready to go. >> reporter: there is a lot of anxiety here. people are still dealing with insurance claims from multiple floods. their d.c. councilmembers say they've wai
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. the incumbent is leading into october in the debates. they're both in battleground virginia, my home state today. we'll have more later. since it is thursday, it's time for presidential football. >> personal foul, number 93, red. >> the officials lost control of the philadelphia/baltimore game among others. >> yes, unless you are buried under a rock, you know the nfl has kicked the replacement refs to the curb. >> the packers playing at the goal line. as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. the game's final play is to the end zone, which is fumbled by tate with jennings simultaneous. who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! one guy goes on touchdown, and the other said no. >> that play is why the regular refs are back on the field starting tonight in baltimore. what does that have to do with the presidential race you ask? for nfl teams like the packers, the new regular refs can begin a reset for their season. for mitt romney it's time for another campaign reset. can the debates mean a new season for mitt and bring him closer to the end zone? our pal ed rendell joins us. governor, can rom knn
ABC
Sep 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
33 states in o had sterilization laws and virginia was a role model. greta kreuz has one victim's story. >> is that where they sterilized you? >> this is where sara was forcibly sterilized when she . s 23 does it give you the goose bumps? gives me goose bumps. led it the colony, it's now the central virginia training center for the intellectually disabled but from 1924-1979, thousands were sterilized against their will knowledge. heir part of the eugenics movement, keeping american gene pools strong making sure no defects were sent down, including alcoholism, epilepsy. she was snulalized with her brother and sister and were diagnosed mentally deficient sterilized. what they were doing to you? they didn't tell me why. >> it is a irreprehensible process. supreme court upheld virginia's sterilization law in 1927 and carrie was sterilized, she and her mother deemed feeble minded and oscar holmes wrote three generations inbeciles is move. the outlook was ominous. >> hitler came to powered use the virginia act as his model. >> for race clarification practices. nuremberg war trials the
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of virginia. >> first lady michelle obama made stops in richmond and fredericksburg. but go live now to the university of mary washington for where the first lady had a message for voters. >> it has been an interstate '95 day for the first lady. was in richmond and then wrapped up an event at mary washington. some of the cars you see behind me are leaving the event right now. here is the of from inside. more than 2000 people showed up according to the obama campaign. republicans have been arguing the economy is not moving forward and say it has stagnated or moving backwards. but the first lady and her husband are arguing it is slowly getting better. but they say will take more time than just four years. here's what she had to say. >> we have been pulling ourselves out of a a whole bag. for three and a half years we have been moving forward and making progress and we're beginning to see the change. we can all do this. >> the majority of the crowd here were college students. some of the biggest cheers from the speech came when she talked about things addressed to young peo
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
itlun virginia. the old dominion went blue in 2008. was that an accident of injury? virginia is a check mate state when it comes to the romney path to 270. >>> mounting pressure and qutions face the obama administration ovethsaul inya that killed the u.s. ambassador. was the white house reluctant to declare it a terrorist attack because it happened on a 9/11 anniversary and the politics of the momentight have swallowed them up? >>> pushback inpennsyania. ted. laws violate anyone's rights. may not matter if a judge decides that the new rules simply can't work in time. good morning from washington. it's thursday, septemb 27th, 12. this is "e day ruow thelsf matching manhattan moments and duelling buckeye banjos in ohio, mitt romney a president obama hit the same state for the third day in a row. today it's virginia. the president will speak at a rally at a virgin beach am amphitheater. as we told you yesterday, virginia is likely to be this year's florida or ohio. the state where returns will mostly resemble the national number. if you want to know how important virginia is to both mpaign
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
supporters you might want to look away for this part. in swing state virginia president obama is up by two points. in swing state new hampshire, it's president obama up by five points. in swing state pennsylvania, it's president obama up by seven points. do we still call michigan a swing state? mitt romney supporters you can drop your hands from in front of your eyes here. the latest poll in michigan has mr. obama up by four in michigan. which is a lot less than the 12-point and 14-point leads the president has also had in michigan polls there this month. but for what it's worth, i should also tell you we have national polls. for the national polls mitt romney supporters it's time for the finger vision. president obama up by five points. that's the fox news poll. the gallup dayly tracking poll had been quite close recently. now gallup shows president obama up by six. even really quite ostentatiously republican leaning rasmussen poll gives president obama a one-point advantage nationally. basically across the board in the polls that matter, in the states that matter, the obama campaign is a
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
handedly so the focus will be there to go out and shore up democratic efforts in virginia and in pennsylvania and other states that are not such sure things as maryland may be in this election. those two states, virginia and pennsylvania, are among what they traditionally call battleground states, is anything but certain. in virginia, the question of victory applies not only to the presidential contest but also to the senate race. it is a tough battle there between tim kaine, one former governor, and george allen, another. that is up in the air and certainly to be decided later. for the district, it is unfortunately the same old story. no love no, respect. they're seated as far away as could be, as anybody was. they tried to have a rally that fizzled and never did catch fire. and not a word was ever mentioned about the fact that more than half a million people do not have a vote in congress. we are, we as americans, have a lot of work ahead of us for the local politicians, it will be a struggle. >>> one nation under god, in indivisib indivisible, with liberty and justice f
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
in northern virginia. quote, romney/ryan doing more to fight the spread of lyme disease. this is first posted today by mother johns. here's another page of the flyer. what can a president do about lyme disease? really now? is mitt romney running for president because of tick-borne illness? really? or is somebody else on the campaign food chain making the decisions about what to campaign on? because it is when the freelancing happens, when people start getting desperate and taking matters into their own hands, that then maybe you get a presidential campaign that's trying to be about tick-borne diseases related to deer. maybe that will work in northern virginia? and sometimes it's your buddy, the other mogul with the yacht singing your yacht parking praises. because who among us has not had this challenge. then sometimes it's exactly what you think it's going to be. >> y'all sound like y'all are senior citizens, right? yeah, we don't want -- you don't want obama. you really don't want obama, because he'll get rid of your medicare. you might as well say good-bye to it. yeah, and i don't know if
FOX
Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
washington, much of northern virginia and western maryland. they are going to stay wet here throughout the entire day. all of this coming from a front that's producing all this rain that's moving in and advancing, getting a little bit heavier now just southeast of charleston, west virginia. that's now moving into the far southeastern portions of west virginia. that's going to eventually move into the southern shenandoah valley in about another two hours or so, and then closer to the metro area, that looks like that's going to happen around 3:00 this afternoon. ahead of that, we've got mild and muggy air. temperatures around 70 degrees much of the region. hour by hour by 7:00 a.m., still cloudy. rain west of the metro area. a few scattered sprinkles around the immediate metro area. we'll be hovering near 70. some of those showers beginning to move in. then quickly after that, by 3:00 or so, we could have some of those storms producing those damaging winds that might bring down power lines and tree limbs. unfortunately, that risk extends into this evening. your first 4 traffic now with d
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
are focusing of virginia as the battleground state. we are talking to a professor to let us know what is going on as well as both presidential candidates campaigning in virginia today. president obama will be in virginia beach and mitt romney will be in springfield for a veterans rally. if you want to see more about those events as well as every other thing going on, c- span.org is where you can turn to. stay with us that a:34 analysis of virginia. st. paul, minn., spending more is the category. mike is joining us. caller: i find myself spending more these days. just with the basic essentials such as gas, utilities -- i am a single father. a lot of my income is going directly to my son. there is really no room for savings at this point. i think a lot of it is the rise in gas. host: how much is a gallon of gas? caller: it is about $3.60. host: how much do you burn after a week? caller: $50 is probably a fair estimate. host: as far as other spending, you mentioned your son. what about luxuries'? caller: i think that is pretty much staying the same for me. i like to treat him to some luxury's eve
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
here but up in pennsylvania, it's quiet now. quiet down through virginia. our weather front off the coast but it's another one that i'm expecting to step into the area tomorrow. some storms are on tap for saturday afternoon. today we have that quiet weather. look at all the sunshine and nice conditions at 8:00 a.m., 76. 87 by noontime today. we'll top out at about 90, about 3:00 or 4:00 today. danella? >> veronica, starting to see some delays if you're traveling i-270 southbound. you know how it goes. it's not terrible, though. you are slow, so if you're traveling southbound i-270 approaching 109. that's where you're first starting to hit the brakes. as you're making your way towards clarksburg road, it's a lot better. chopper 4 is checking out your delays as you travel southbound i-270 at i-. 0. it's not bad here either but you can see your volume is increasing but as you 345ik your way towards the beltway, your travel lanes are open. let's head over to i-95 in maryland. 198, southbound here. really between laurel and beltway in both directions. no issues to report. southbound
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
valley, mountains of west virginia, western maryland, all the areas of dark green in the 50s. that includes nearby suburbs in prince george's, arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties. reagan national is at 62. later today, here is your hour by hour for the day. by 6:00 a.m., still in the 50s and low 60s. chilly, not a lot of wind. wind will pick up later this morning and be a bit blustery through midday and into the afternoon. lots of sun. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise 6:45. sunset 6:24. i'm back in ten minutes with a hometown forecast. right now mike is in for danella with your "first 4 traffic." >>> things looking good on the beltway. the construction on wilson bridge has been taken away. no residual delays. let's talk about the beltway in maryland. no delays on the outer loop from 95 to 270. here we are taking a live look at colesville road. it's about a ten-minute ride from 95 to 270 at 61 miles an hour. if you're planning on taking mass transit, worry free on the metro real, marc trains, and virginia rail express. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, a
CBS
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
extending from new england new england, pennsylvania, western maryland and west virginia. some of this is coming slower toward the northern then down ya valley. cumberland, glare -- the shenandoah valley. cumberland, garrett county. we'll be watching this cross the region as we go through the morning. 73 in winchester and leesburg. culpeper and manassas are 75. on the bay 80 in annapolis, easton. with enough sunshine, we could be closer to 90 this afternoon. it will be muggy either way. 5:00 a.m., monika samtani, timesaver traffic. >>> thank you so much. good morning, everybody. if you're planning to head around town, this is what it looks like on the beltway. no problems to report. all of that overnight construction has been cleared up. we're going to first take a look if you're planning to head in on the dulles toll road or 66, lanes are open coming in from the west. no issues in tysons corner, an dan dale and down into -- annandale and down into springfield as well. we'll take a live look out of manassas. looking good. a bit of volume forming early o. that's the way it's goi
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
virginia, kentucky, a new area is coming its way. the trajectory is going to be a little southerly. we are not a prime target. we will probably be on the north edge. for the game tonight, the forecast, as the game starts a little after 7:00, it will be in the low 70's and there will be a lot of clouds and maybe a brief shower. it is a big navy. by the time we finish the game, 10:00 or 11:00, we think the rain shower chance will probably be a little higher toward the end of the game but still not a guarantee and temperatures will drop to the upper 60's. yes, if you have some kind of poncho you can wear to the game, i would do that. but we would probably get away with the game sometime this evening. maybe a brief delay. we will talk more about the forecasts going into the weekend in a few minutes. >> a baltimore city police are investigating two separate shootings were the victims are women. the most recent case happened just after 9:00 in the 400 block of south agusta ave. police say the victim, and 18- year-old woman, was found inside a car with a gunshot wound to the head. south balti
FOX
Sep 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
. storms moving into the area now, and that has power companies at the ready. dominion virginia power has crews on stand by from as far away as norfolk. here in the district, residents are preparing for the possibility of more flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath in the plo bloomingdale neighborhood northwest where the flooding is getting to be old hat and a big problem. >> reporter: absolutely. we're here on rhode island avenue in the bloomingdale neighborhood. take a look at the electric sign. it says it all. severe weather expected. watch for standing water. and not just standing water. if history repeats itself, folks could be seeing rushing water, gushing water. not just on rhode island avenue, but inside their homes as well. that has been playing out time and time again throughout the course of this summer. several people or a number of people in this area, they've been flooded four times this summer alone. there's an outdated storm water system, and we've had homes that have brought a tremendous amount of water in a short period of time, and the drainage system just can't handle it. th
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the african american vote in virginia. we will also be joined by the editor in chief of the washington monthly to discuss a recent article in the magazine examining the consumer financial protection bureau. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: this wednesday morning we would love to hear your take on foreign policy. specifically on what the governor -- former governor massachusetts, mitt romney, and president barack obama had said yesterday. specifically yesterday said -- specifically we want your general level confidence in each candidate on the area of foreign policy. here are the numbers to call. for democrats, 202-737-0001. for republicans, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. if you would like to take part in the program, there are different ways to do that. twitter.com/c-spanwj,an.o facebook.com or e-mail at journal@c-span.org. "the baltimore sun" encapsulate the speeches yesterday. they pointed out that president barack obama made an impassioned defense of the expression of freedom worldwide. mitt romney urged other nations to emulate the free economy and suggested that the
ABC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
in battleground virginia in the spotlight. we will hear from former governor george allen, live. good morning, washington. i am cynne simpson. >> i am cynne simpson. let's get to adam caskey. >> we will see embedded downpours later on today and into tomorrow. an unsettled weather pattern from the leftovers of isaac. currently on live super doppler 7 radar and not much happening. we have a few isolated sprinkles and showers west of hagerstown passing north of 68. 74 in arlington, 72 in clarksburg. low to mid 70's for the most part with heavy humidity today. the brakes will give way to high temperatures close to 88 this afternoon with the most widespread showers this afternoon and evening. back to you. >> thank you. storm watch coverage continues. any chance of rain in the people of parts of d.c. have people stocking up on sandbags. >> people on rhode island were forced to spend their labor day cleaning up from sun.'s storms. john gonzalez is live in northwest with more. >> not only has this been a financial burden for these residents, but it has also been very dangerous. during the last flood
NBC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. >>> we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign. steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-ameri
FOX
Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
: both romney and obama campaigns have made it clear that virginia is a key battleground state in this state in november. michelle obama is campaigning now in fredericksberg and vice president candidate ryan will be in the state tomorrow. >> today the president spoke at a grassroots event. he said it is the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii, born to a single mom, is not likely to become president of the united states. [ cheering and applause ] >> but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me an opportunity. >> colorado is a major swing state but seems to be swinging closer to the president. the first poll of colorado voters since the democratic convention shows president obama with a 5 point lead. >> pennsylvania supreme court continued to hear arguments over the voter i.d. law. at issue, whether it should take affect by the time of nember elections. and protestors hit the streets to rally against the new legislation. it requires pennsylvania residents to show a valid photo i.d. before votin
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
into virginia on the northbound side of i-95. it's going to be slow now in quantico off and on through woodbridge and through springfield. a live look there on the northbound side of i-95. at least the lanes are open. no accidents to report up to the 14th vote bridge. i'll be back -- 14th street bridge. i'm be back with more. >>> summer is over for students across northern virginia it is back to school. >> it is indeed. that means traffic is going to abmajor issue for every-- to be a major issue for everyone in the region. kristin fisher is live to talk more about that. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. before students here at south county middle school get to enjoy their brand new building, a beautiful school by the way, before they can enjoy that first they have to get here which is me small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. summer is over. people are going back to work, kids going back to school. what this essentially means is this is now a return to the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? here's what you ca
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm EDT
are really surprising to me. you've seen real turn arounds. >> wisconsin? >> wisconsin. virginia. there's a bunch of places where they're not doing well. i think you are going to start to see the money flow after the first debate. >> i think the big debate is going to be a big deal. shall we cover it together? >> that would be great. >> excellent. >> up with chris hayes" airs at 8:00 in the morning. >> we'll talk about how the economy might be better than we had realized. the debate we're having about the economy is not the debate that a lot of people, commit call commentators and critics on the left and right thought we'd be having. we want to dig into the numbers beneath the headline numbers that might make that the case. "up with chris hayes," set your dvr now or your alarm clock. if you could choose a super power would it be the act to fly, be invisible or more powerful than a speeding locomotive? senator scott buon apparently has a super power. we will attempt to give it a name next. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have th
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
romney ads all the time. so are you, north carolina and nevada and florida and ohio and virginia. the eight states that are being targeted in the ad campaign, an ad campaign so big the campaign describes it as a carpet bombing. and this list of states, the states you see marked on the map right here, that is pretty much where the election is going to be fought from here on out. this map, you will notice, doesn't include all of the places we have been thinking about and talking about as swing states. the romney is not placing ads in michigan, wisconsin or pennsylvania. the super pacs have pulled their ads from michigan. romney is trailing in michigan by as much as seven points there. the pro romney pac money has dropped out of pennsylvania where romney is also behind in the polls. the romney campaign and pacs together, of course, have more money than god and mick jagger combined, so they could still decide to spend money wherever, whenever. this almost have infinite resources in terms of ad dollars in this campaign season. unless something changes in their strategy, it looks like
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
with these nice spaces between the cars. quick peek of the map. virginia 66. fair oaks area, report of some foam along the left side of interstate 66, but on their way to get that out of there for everyone's safety and speed. back to you. >> new this morning d.c. police are investigating an accident involving three of their own officers. it happened a lot midnight in southwest. -- it happened at midnight in southwest. we're told it involved an off- duty officer and two on-duty officers. minor injuries involved. more than 250 people in largo are waking up with low water pressure or no water at all. they blame it on a 24 inch pipe that broke on largo road. repairs are on the way, but could last until mid-morning. >> still searching for the cause of a power outage that caused mass of headline -- massive headaches on the red line. the train that lost power near the tingley station caused a power outage for more than an hour. virginia expressway hoping that the commute will be a lot smoother this morning did yesterday. they found as this isa suspicious package. commuters say they handled the situat
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
is community members gather to remember a well-known family dead in their virginia home. this comes as many questions remain unanswered this morning. news 4's melissa mollet joins us live from herndon now with the latest on the investigation. melissa, good morning. >> good morning to you, aaron. that's right. we just spoke with investigators. they say the bodies have been removed from the home here in herndon, and the autopsies are scheduled forred today. investigators will be back out here again this morning. they were out here 15 hours from yesterday at noon until early this morning. we'll be back out here in just a little while. one officer has been out here on the scene since about midnight, just keeping this scene secure. they are still not saying at this point what they think happened to this family. take a look at things from out here yesterday. we know a mother and father and two teenage boys lived in the house. when the mother didn't show up for the work on monday and tuesday, a co-worker called police. they say there is no threat to the community. though the families' identities h
NBC
Sep 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
the shenandoah valley and much of northern virginia into the mountains, all these areas in blue are in the 40s. and on the eastern shore, too, away from the waters, a few locations there in the 40s this morning. and we're going to have another gorgeous day, but this chilly morning will be with us here for another few hours. by noontime, the low 70s. low humidity the rest of the afternoon. bright, sparkling sun and a sapphire blue sky. highs reaching upper 70s by midafternoon. sunrise, 6:46. sunset, 7:22. i'm back in ten minutes with another hometown forecast. mike is in for dawnela with your first 4 traffic. >> good morning. things looking good on the beltway. no serious delays on the inner or outer loop. let's look at 66 eastbound side. fantastic as you make your way to 495. live look at fairfax county parkway, eastbound side on the right side of the screen. no major backups there. about an ñ5 náde the beltway at leesburg pike, things looking good. seven minute ride from 495 to glebe road. worry free on metro, marc trains and the virginia railway express. mike? >>> here in washington, the
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the white house. this afternoon the president holds a rally in norfolk, virginia. on labor day he told auto workers in ohio they are better off thanks to his administration's auto industry bailout. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. >> reporter: but republicans are hammering away at the president's record, questioning whether americans are doing better since he took office. >> i would ask the 23 million people today in america who are struggling to find work if they feel like they're better off. >> reporter: democrats will use their convention to make the case to voters the nation is better off. randall pinkston, cbs news, charlotte. >>> meanwhile, republican mitt romney has no campaign eevents -- campaign events scheduled this week. he is preparing for three debates with obama earlier next month. >>> thomas gore pleaded guilty in may to organizing under-the- table payments to former mayoral candidate suleman brown. it was part of an alleged shadow campaign to get gray elected. gore was the first of three campaign aides to plead guilty, and federal p
FOX
Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
is already fighting from behind in virginia. a new "washington post" poll shows the president with an eight-point lead over romney, 52% over 44%, and now more than half the voters say they approve of the job the president is doing. when asked who better understands the country's economic problems, the president stretched his advantage from 54% to just 37% for mitt romney. and romney's running mate paul ryan will try to reverse the slide in the commonwealth during the second day in a two city tour. yesterday he was in newport news. you see that here speaking to supporters at christopher newport university. today he'll be in danville for a rally at the piedmont precision machine factory, a small town in virginia which used to be a thriving textile and tobacco hub and has fallen on hard times in recent years. ryan expected to use that to hit the president hard. >>> today aun san suu ke -- aun san suu kyi will receive the congressional gold medal. she received it while she was under house arrest. myanmar's political rulers kept her under house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the unit
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and strong thunderstorms in northern virginia. while we may be all right at the start, they will have a tendency to work on in. mostly cloudy and a 50-50 shot. complete seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> a 4-year-old from north baltimore is recovering after police say he was shot by his father during a domestic dispute. police are charging erik ford sr. with attempted murder. he's accused of shooting not only his young son but his mother as well. you saw at first last night. investigators tell us he had been involved in an argument with his girlfriend when things turned violent and he pulled out a gun. what we don't -- but they don't understand is why the first shot was fired at the sun. >> the thought that a child was subjected to this alleged abuse and the fact that -- it is a true tragedy and thankfully we can close the case. >> the boy's mother was shot multiple times. howard county police are hoping to stop a door besting burger -- or busting burglar. he breaks down doors when residents are not home and cleans them out. these break-ins are happening all over the co
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, ohio, pennsylvania and florida. another state to keep a close eye on is virginia and mitt romney will be here once again in springfield. both were in ohio. mitt romney going down the campaign trail continuing to make the economy topic number one. >> there are so many in our economy that are hurting. >> as i travel around ohio i do not see a lot of victims. i see hardworking ohioans. >> the president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
over to you. >>> back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. that includes the 11th largest school district in the country. fairfax county. set to welcome back 180,000 students today. fairfax county police will be out in full force making sure drivers follow the school bus laws. drivers should come to a complete stop in both directions when a school bus is loading or unloading with flashing lights. police say the ten feet surrounding the school bus is the most dangerous area for students to get hit by cars. >>> it's also the first day of school for more than 22,000 students in arlington kint in year parents in arlington are upset about the school district's new busing policy. starting today hundreds of students who used to take the bus will now have to walk to school. tracee wilkins is live in wakefield high school with more on the policy and the petition against it. tracee, good morning. >> reporter: officials are saying that more than 1,000 students will be hitting the roads and sidewalks this year, walking instead of riding buses because of
NBC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
over to i-95 in virginia. slow here as well at fairfax county parkway, right around lorton you're heavy on the brakes in that area. and stop-and-go as you make your way to franconia-springfield parkway. back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. eun, over to you. >>> 6:02 now. president obama will accept his party's nomination for re-election tonight. the president arrived in charlotte for the democratic national convention yesterday and appeared on stage with bill clinton as the former president wrapped up his speech. clinton officially renominated president obama during a 50-minute speech in which he rarely stuck to the script. >> when we vote in this election, we'll be deciding what kind of country we want to live in. if you want a winner take all, you're on your own society, you should support the republican ticket. but if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> sectary of state hillary clinton says she watched last night's speech online from the home of
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
neck of virginia, and the next batch of rain off to the west. you folks out in deep creek lake, unfortunately it will be a very wet morning and afternoon. so heads up especially for you. the rest of us will wait on the rain probably until after 10:00. in the middle 80's with showers increasing and storms likely this afternoon. easing us back to 80 degrees. i'll tell you how long the stretch of rainy weather is expected to last andhat song is stuck in my lead when i see you in a bit. >> back to you. i'm anxious to know to what it is. >>> as the remnants of isaac push our way, it's spawning several tornadoes. one apparent twister caused extension damage in kansas yesterday. strong winds tore off roofs and hangars. isaac has produced 39 twisters since making landfall. the tropical system usually averages about 18 tornadoes. >>> this morning more than 300,000 people in arkansas, louisiana and mississippi are still without power after isaac. thousands of utility crews are working at this hour to restore service in the gulf coast. the slow-moving hurricane knocked out power to almost
FOX
Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
to report this time around in virginia. an accident southbound 286 the fairfax county parkway traveling south before you reach the burke center parkway accident under the hover pass. the left side of the road is blocked. heavy and slow near 123 towards this accident scene. northbound on 286 key mill road another cash to report so not an easy commute this morning on 286 the fairfax county parkway but construction has cleared in each direction on lee chapel. we'll update the ride elsewhere. the top stretch of the beltway below speed leaving 95 around towards university boulevard. all the lanes are open. the big story is the baltimore- washington parkway. delays stacking up from 197 out of laurel all the way to 410 where we have a crash this morning that's cleared but over an hour commute from out of laurel to riverdale. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." >>> thank you. a check of this morning's top stories. a community meeting is being held tonight to discuss the unsolved murder of a maryland teenager. 17-year-old amber stanley was killed in her sleep last month at her home
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2012 7:00pm PDT
today in virginia, he clearly backed off the rhetoric from yesterday. >> our own joe scarborough, former republican congressman himself wrote this in politico, mitt romney is in trouble not because of a boring convention or a bloodless speech or a grossly inappropriate press conference, but rather because the man refuses to stick his neck out and take a stand on the critical issues of our time. mitt romney is likely to lose and should given that he's neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. it's just an ambitious man. krystal ball, i have to say, i think joe captured it there. >> he nailed it. you can't think of a single moment, not just in this presidential campaign but in mitt romney's entire political career where he did not seek the most politically advantageous position, regardless of where he had been in the past, regardless of what he had said or written, regardless of the consequences or how irresponsible taking that position might be. he has always sought out what the poll tested best place for him to be is politically. and at some point -- and i think we are actua
NBC
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
throughout most of west virginia. virginia and maryland except right around the beltway, it's right near 50. inside the beltway, mid-50s. near 60 by the bay waters. but don't go too far away from the bay. it's near 50 in easton right now. and even at the beaches at ocean city, it's only around 50 degrees. and by 7:00 a.m., we'll still be just in the low 50s with a chill in the air. but then by noontime, ought to climb 20 degrees into the low 70s and hitting upper 70s by midafternoon and lots of sun and humidity. sunset, 7:22. i'm back with the hometown forecast in ten minutes. a look at your first 4 traffic now. mike in for dawnela. >> good morning. things still looking great on the beltway. we are dealing with an accident in montgomery county that's on warfield road at woodfield road. let's take a live look at that accident via chopper 4. traffic is getting by. we are seeing no serious delays there and hopefully that accident should be out of the way fairly soon. on eastbound 66, seeing a bit of a delay, 52, 123 but all of your travel lanes are open. after that looking good heading to the
CBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
no delays. i'll be back at 5:09. >> thank you, monika. >>> the final counties in northern virginia that didn't start classes last month are kicking off the 2012-2013 school year this morning. >> which includes fairfax county, the area's largest school system. kristin fisher is live in lorton with more on the traffic mess that people can expect this morning. hey, industries continue, good morning -- hey, chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. before students get to enjoy their brand new building here at south county middle school, first they have to get here which is no small feat on a day that's been nicknamed terrible traffic tuesday. after a nice summer break, today marks the return to some of the worst traffic in the entire country. sounds pretty terrible, right? hence the name. here's a look at what you can expect on the roads today. this is all according to aaa. 2.8 million commuters on the road in the d.c. area. about a million students that will need to be transported to and from school and more than 7,000 school buses. here's john towson with aaa. >> the traffi
NBC
Sep 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
maryland and west virginia, it got down to the upper 30s this morning. now, around the region with that strong september sun pouring down, we are warming up. all of this thanks to the high pressure moving in and centered over us. big area of high pressure giving us a very gentle wind, a clear sky and temperatures, as a result are beginning to warm up. the areas in green are 60s. the areas in the yellow, 70s. southern maryland, the eastern shore, southeastern virginia, areas to the north, mid-60s. a fresh and cool morning under way. temperatures around the metro area 72 at reagan national. right now, much of prince george, arlington and fairfax 70. montgomery county 60s. i'll have the forecast for the week ahead. the storm team 4 seven day outlook in a few minutes. >> we can't wait. >>> yo will see heightened security at metro. montgomery county, officers are using a safety tool. they are carrying devices that detect radiation. a hit causes lights to flash and a vibration or audio signal. they bought 40 of these detectors with federal grant money. >> the type of radiation we ar
FOX
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
, melanie alnwick is following the big story here at home. >> it will be a busy day on northern virginia roads as students head back to school but there are big concerns in one school system about how the students are going to get there. fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, september 4th, happy tuesday. you know, we've got a lot of school districts in northern virginia going back for the first day of school today. en is getting back in the mix. also, a lot of traffic because of what is happening with schools and everything going on, holidays over. everybody is back to work. everybody is back to school. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. since everyone is going back, they want to know what is the weather going to be like. it will be a humid one for them, tucker. >> yes, offy to ahumid start. we'll be humid later today, tonight. >> like you never left your summer vacation. >> the summer weather stick around even though everybody is going back to school. good news here, let's go to the radar. most of your morning commute and most of
FOX
Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
georges county police. >> a day care facility in northern virginia is shut down and two sisters are facing serious charges following a tip to child protective services. 29-year-old amila had a business permit to take care of up to 5 children at a home in woodbridge. they found 21 inside and only her sister were there to help. some of the kids were found in closets and bathrooms, strapped to car seats. >> i, myself work in child care. i workoma renocore base at the child development center there. to hear someone was doing illegal child care here, very shocking. >> those sisters are now facing 7 counts each of reckless child endangerment. bond was set at $8,000. none of the children were injured. >> turning now to the race for the white house. president obama is on the campaign trail in colorado this morning. he arrived in aurora late last night. in a county considered a key battleground to winning the state in november. mitt romney is back in our area. this morning he holds a campaign rally in fairfax around 11:30. expect traffic delays. also campaigning in virginia today. michelle obama. s
MSNBC
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
, and that makes, if you believe the wisconsin-ohio flip, that makes new hampshire, virginia and nevada, maybe the last three tough states. obviously the president feels good about his demographic advantage in nevada and they feel good about the social issues playing in new hampshire. look what that does. brings us to the one state i've always believed is what replaces florida and ohio this year. virginia, virginia, virginia. and it's also not an accident as to why they picked charlotte being a state that borders on virginia. they think they can transfer energy up there. >>> north carolina was a key to president obama's victory in 2008 and democrats are hoping for a repeat this year by holding their convention in the tar heel state, but the fight is on right now for those 15 electoral votes with the latest poll showing mitt romneyry a slight edge among likely voters. joining me now, assistant democratic leader in south carolina, congressman james clyburn. congressman, you're sort of a host of this convention. right? just south of the border. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> in effect, tell me, th
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
that his younger brother was killed in a motorcycle crash in virginia. 19-year-old tevin jones was riding his motorcycle when he ran off the road and hit a utility pole. virginia police say he was wearing a helmet, and alcohol was not a factor. torrey smith rushed to be with his family. he went to the stadium and decided to take the field and he had a great game. smith had two touchdowns. his first of the season, helping the ravens to get a very narrow win over the patriots. >> i didn't want to hurt my team. i came here, the more comfortable i started to feel. i am glad i came back up here. i think it helped me out a lot. >> after the game, torrey smith said a big thank-you to all the fans, coaches, and teammates for all of their support on behalf of his family. keith mills will have more coming up in sports. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's the message you'll be taking away from last night's ravens' win? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com
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